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High style

We give you the links. You connect the dots. If there are any dots to connect. How to design a set: the house in Parasite. See also the perfect montage in Parasite / should architects work for regressive regimes? / … Continue reading

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Building them up

A selection of pictures from the John Laing Photographic Collection being digitised, which will be open for public access on the Historic England website as part of the Breaking New Ground project at Historic England / the origins of witchcraft: … Continue reading

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Artful dodges

The work of Joel Sternfeld is always worth a browse / more photographs by David Duchon-Doris / the 20 Radiohead chords you need to know / Camp Fuzz, sonic slackering in the great outdoors / music by https://blisstonia1.bandcamp.com/releases – Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Underground passions

David Adjaye and Sue Webster’s Mole House, once owned by William “Mole Man” Lyttle, who spent 40 years burrowing, before being legally removed from his burrow. Subsequently sold to the artist, it was demolished and rebuilt in collaboration with Adjaye … Continue reading

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Stitchings

London Embroideries by Reena Makwana / the art of Caityln Cold / Barrières, Mobiles and Irish Landscapes after Robert Adams, three photographic series by Cindy Lelu / repurposing old fenders to make a Beetle mini-bike / Isometric City Builder, via … Continue reading

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The beetles and the Stones

Confusing Coleopterists, ‘breeding bugs in the latent space’, a project by Bernat Cuni at Cunicode / tmn’s Year in Music 2019 / music by A Formal Horse / The history of radio-controlled car legend Tamiya / The empty promises of … Continue reading

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It’s 2020. Yay.

Photographers Andy Brown and Nathan Gibson exploring planned spaces in the UK / sort of related, Celebration Florida: Disney’s Not So Perfect Town / Architecture of Doom’s 2019 Tumblr Top Ten / Wowhaus’s top 50 houses of 2019 / It’s … Continue reading

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Tragic Roundabouts

How Wes Anderson Became an Accidental Icon of Interior Design (via K). The ‘accidental’ tag is becoming less and less credible / very Wes? The Tower at Christmas Common / bouncy: Elastic Terrain (via MeFi) / what is the collective … Continue reading

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Massive swings

On World Ships and 1000 year space missions. See also Aniara / Can you make the band name bigger?, the gig posters of Luke Drozd, who also does the covers (and music?) for the unsettling (in a good way) spooky … Continue reading

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Gem fields

Buried Treasure, a new site dedicated to undercovering hidden gems of indie gaming / angular music by A Formal Horse / GM Supposedly Destroyed (Nearly) Every EV1 Ever Made—So Why Is One in an Atlanta Parking Garage? / related, Who … Continue reading

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Risk-averse delivery

Street View Journey, a selection of paintings by Nao Tatsumi / don’t get trapped in a sneaky hate spiral / lots of gems at this History of Science and Technology sale at Bonham’s / Words for Music, a music blog … Continue reading

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Deception

Other things. Secret bunkers and mountain hideouts: hunting Italy’s mafia bosses. See also the BBC documentary The Mafia’s Secret Bunkers, which you can watch on YouTube / History Always Favours The Winners, a record label with some great signings / … Continue reading

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Accelerated ages

Four-wheeled dreams, Rick Poynor on the seduced but unquestioning approach taken by the V&A’s monograph Autofocus: The Car in Photography, published to coincide with the exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World. In general, Cars shares the muddled-up mix of mirror, … Continue reading

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Underwater cities

John Lautner’s 1960s Wolff Residence in Los Angeles (via Wowhaus) / contemporary pattern designs by Dan Funderburgh / the vanishing Voloport / “Walking on the Moon“, broken down / Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale, a new book … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences

Open Memory Box offers the ‘biggest digitized collection of home movies from the GDR’, a dreamlike collection of silent 8mm films of a completely vanished world (thanks to TT for the tip) / Are compostable bags really compostable?, an ongoing … Continue reading

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Lives in miniature

Life in Miniature is a short film by Ellen Evans about the work of Kath Holden and her mother Margaret Shaw, otherwise known as Delph Miniatures. This, ahem, small business is dedicated to making contemporary, everyday dolls house furniture and … Continue reading

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Hiding in plain sight

The rise of ‘facadism’ in London, by the author of Spitalfields Life blog and the new book The Creeping Plague of Ghastly Facadism / another blog into a book: Palaces of Pleasure is a new publication from Lee Jackson, of … Continue reading

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Making tracks

Celebrity special. Railway Modelling with Sir Rod Stewart / the clothes of Mad Men / David Lynch teaches typing / Big Ship Foam Mining, Renovating a ‘Proper Boat‘, a video by Harry Dwyer. See also Dwyer’s engaging and ongoing attempt … Continue reading

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The Museum of Anything, open for visitors

Christmas is coming, so time to browse The Book of Dreams: the collected catalogues of Argos, from 1974 onwards (the company was founded in 1972). Very slick, so possibly an inside job / ‘Online fashion twice as ‘racy’ as High … Continue reading

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Black holes and bomb sites

The Size of Space / The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 / The Bug and the Beetle, ‘Chevrolet Once Made A Depressing Film That Blamed Their Own Workers For Them Getting Their Asses Kicked By Imports’ (via Jalopnik) … Continue reading

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